Ascent of Mount Madison on 2011-08-21

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ken Hodges
Date:Sunday, August 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

8 People (Ken, Todd, Lynne, Nick, Edzo, Sharon, Mark and me) met at Appalachia TH between Jefferson and Gorham in NH around 5:30AM and we started to hike at 5:52AM by using Valley Way to reach Madison Hut first. This hike is 1 day Presidential Traverse to cover 7 AMC official > 4K Peaks + Clay and Flanklin. But there were 2 slow hikers which delayed our hike largely. Although we're planning to reach to Mt Washington summit around noon time, we reached there after 2pm. Before this point, 2 people decided not to reach every single summit point and those 2 only aimed to Mt Washington summit. At M W summit, another 2 hikers decided to bail out from Ammo ravine trail. So 8 hikers went down to 4. Then, we met 2 friend hikers + 2 dogs at Mt W summit. They joined us to peakbag the rest of South Presi Range (Monroe, Eisenhower and Pierce). We had heavy rain when we reached to Monroe summit. From there, thunders started and we had to escape from it at the 3 locations for a while during hike which we wasted another 40min. We finally hiked out to AMC Highland Center at 7:20pm or so safely after sumitt-ing to Eisenhower and Pierce.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4060 ft / 1237 m
    Elevation Loss:541 ft / 165 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4060 ft / 1237 m
    Trailhead:Valley Way  1306 ft / 398 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:541 ft / 165 m
    Trailhead:Madison Hut  4825 ft / 1470 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 1DAY Presi Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2011-08-21
2Mount Adams2011-08-21
3Mount Jefferson2011-08-21
4Mount Washington2011-08-21
5Mount Monroe2011-08-21
6Mount Eisenhower2011-08-21
7Mount Pierce2011-08-21

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